If you’re looking to get into the spirit of Eaux Claires a day early, tune into Converge Radio 99.9 FM (formerly Blugold Radio) at 10 p.m. Wednesday during the fireworks show.
Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National), founders of the Eaux Claires festival, will be live-scoring the Eau Claire Fourth of July fireworks show, Converge Radio 99.9 FM manager Scott Morfitt said.
Morfitt said the duo, who worked with the city to learn the fireworks program length and have an idea of what’s going to happen, will use their own music to score the fireworks, similar to scoring a film.
“They know what the fireworks show is going to be, so they’ll be playing music to it,” Morfitt said. “It’s as close to what you’re seeing as possible.”
While Carson Park has it’s own music playing during the fireworks display, this will be something different for Eau Claire viewers.
He recommended listening to it on the radio, as opposed to live-streaming at blugoldradio.org, to hear it as close to real-time as can be.
“If they listen to it on the radio, you’re going to hear at most a half-second delay,” he said. “If you do stream, the delay will be a little more noticeable.”
Vernon and Dessner will be doing the live-score from Haymarket Plaza, but Morfitt said the public won’t have access to that area.